Dr. Michelle Bailes passed away suddenly on March 17, 2018 due to complications from a pulmonary embolism.
Cherishing her memory are her father, Rick (Velvet), brother Cameron, uncles Alan (Judy), and Paul (Linda), cousins Kris (Hye-Kyung) and Koren, Joanna, Matthew and Jonathan, step-brother Ken, step-sisters Suzi and Megan, her precious niece Emma, Emma’s mother Kelly, her goddaughter Brenley, and last but not least, where Michelle was concerned, her pampered cats, Scoop and Bandit. Michelle was predeceased by her mother Alison in 2003.
Michelle was born in Calgary and raised in Winnipeg. She attended Kelvin High School and was awarded the gold medal for her first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg in 2004. Michelle graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in 2010, completed rural family medicine in Dauphin in 2012, and trained as an anesthetist in 2013. She worked at the Portage District Hospital and became a partner at the Portage Medical Clinic in 2014. Michelle was highly respected by staff and was a strong advocate for her patients.
Michelle was an extraordinary enthusiast: passionate about travel, music, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, gourmet cooking, skiing with her family at Silver Star, and especially scuba diving, which she did as regularly and often as she could. A vibrant, vivacious, and loving person, Michelle lived life to its fullest and completely embraced times spent with those she loved.
Her death is not only a great loss to her family and friends, but also to her cherished and beloved “medical family” in Portage la Prairie who fought so valiantly to save her, and who miss her profoundly.